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Dossta
September 29, 2010
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30 Campaign Starters    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Due to the nature of tabletop RPGs, a campaign will often start with a random group of strangers.  Here are some ways to get them adventuring together, without resorting to the old Tavern trope.

EchoMirage
September 4, 2010
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Votes: 13 / 4.461538
Unthar, the Sun of the Dead    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

From beyond through veils sublime

Pass ghostly, o umbral shine

Illuminate in shadow, fade colors, so fallow

Dark dreaming does bidding thine

RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Ride My See-Saw    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)


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RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Legend of a Mind    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)


RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Votes: 1 / 2.500000
I Know You’re Out There Somewhere    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)


RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Votes: 9 / 3.777778
I'm Just A Singer ...    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)


mimic12455
January 18, 2010
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Votes: 8 / 3.062500
The Last Zombie    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

In a bar not too far off the road, a man walks in. his boots clattering on the wooden floor. The bar is noticeably empty with only a few guys still around either drinking or chatting. Not too surprising since it is already the evening and they probably went home. The smell of smoke and liquor still hangs in the air like a fly caught in a web. The man in the trench coat pulls himself on a stool near the counter. His face covered by a bandanna and the brim of his hat obscuring the view of his eyes. The bartender, who had been cleaning a beer glass, looks up.

"So what'll it be, stranger?"

The man responds in a gruff and tired voice. "Dark and Stormy."

HaroldWiggle
December 29, 2009
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Spirit of Urban flora    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

"A demonic plant? Don't be daft, go research something useful to society."

"But-but the p-plant! It's evil! It must be destroyed!"

"Now the flowers bloom all year round thanks to the most holy Spirit of Urban flora. It just takes a little blood."

VIM40
December 21, 2009
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Ideas: 10
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Twenty Zombie Encounters/Seeds    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

It was just any other day, another testament to the mundane dreary lives of the living. No one was prepared for their coming, how could they be? They entered the bodies of the living, transforming them into blood thirsty monsters, all in an instant.

Ancient Gamer
December 18, 2009
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Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Blood of the Mountain    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Trapped in a dream, chained by a net of magic, Deneus Betherim, arch mage of Cormalth bleeds magical essence from his fingers, fueling a rift in the fabric of existence; an essence conduit to the realm of elemental earth.

Earth, sand, mud, rocks and clay travel through the rift, and a mountain is being born beneath the feet of the ensorcelled conjuror.

Deneus is the blood of the mountain, fueling the portal, but who is the mastermind behind it all?

Ancient Gamer
November 21, 2009
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Votes: 8 / 4.687500
Claws of the Emperor    Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)

When the Caliph-Emperor of the Dunes hear about his son's heart attack at the northern front, his rage is unstoppable. For his son was only nineteen years old, and a trained athlete. Grief stricken as only a parent bereft of their child can be, the Emperor finally rouses the Empire into action.

So, when reinforcements finally arrive to the beleaguered veterans at the front, they are accompanied by the the Imperial Necromancers in their gold laced red silken robes, as well as the three old triplet hags of Devananon, seers and prophets who use narcotics to enhance their trance visions.

As the Prince's corpse is carted to the Spires of Devananon, where the necromancers and the triplets will work their magic, the PCs will have to conjure a plan of their own. For they are to blame for the Prince's death.

This plot is set five months after the happenings of "A Dark Moon over Sagranz", but could be adapted by any GM to fit his setting and need.

Cheka Man
November 7, 2009
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Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Despatching A Were-Swan    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

How hard is it to despatch a troublesome swan? A lot harder then you might think.

Ancient Gamer
November 2, 2009
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
A Dark Moon over Sagranz    Plots  (Crisis)   (Multi-Storyline)

The players; survivors of an elite squad of mercenaries, are assigned to an assassination mission. Their task; to penetrate enemy lines during night, enter the fortified Holzberg Monastery where Sagranz has his command, and kill the elderly Hexenjaeger in his sleep.

If only it was so easy...

Erfunden
October 23, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
Imp Fire    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

More annoying than fairy fire ever was.  And much more deadly.

Murometz
July 22, 2009
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The Line of Thune    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

In the chosen families, the son was always more dangerous than the father.

slartibartfast
July 15, 2009
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Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Creepers Tavern    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

Food, fun, and a mummy!

Ted
June 10, 2009
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Count Vilsador    Plots  (Hired)   (Campaign)

PCs are hired to assassinate a local Count. Designed as the opening mission of a war-based campaign.

slartibartfast
March 19, 2009
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Votes: 13 / 4.538462
The other white meat    Plots  (Travel)   (Single-Storyline)

You’ll never eat in this town again.

Moonlake
March 10, 2009
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Brothels and Intrigues    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

What happens when the PCs run into a girl that they failed to rescue once a second time?

Kassil
February 9, 2009
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Votes: 10 / 4.100000
Holding Back the Night    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

A well-meaning mage has banished darkness from the area, not realizing the downsides of this event.

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Possession Problem

       By: Cheka Man

If you possess someone, you have an hour to get back to your own body or your thoughts will be overwritten by that of the orginal person

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